You’ve probably seen by now that Dany Heatley scored on a penalty shot to complete a hat trick last night.
Just to remind us, whether you like him or not, whether you think he’s good or a team or not, that he’s a pretty special talent.
But I can’t help but wonder how much worse (or maybe some of you think better) the Rangers would have been if they’d gotten Heatley July 1.
Because if they’d gotten Heatley they probably wouldn’t have signed Marian Gaborik, and they probably would have had to give up Brandon Dubinsky plus (Michael Rozsival would have been OK, but it likely would have cost more than that, perhaps draft picks). So two-thirds of the Rangers top line wouldn’t be here, but Heatley would.
We discussed Theo Fleury’s sad story yesterday, and there was so much compassion shown here. But I encourage you all to go back and read Linda’s comment at 10:16 p.m., one of the best things ever written on this blog, or any.
In a non-related, non-hockey issue, has anybody else noticed that more fair/foul calls, and home run/no home run calls, have been botched in postseason play rather than regular-season play? I firmly believe it’s because MLB adds two umpires, one down each line, instead of sticking with the age-old four umps, with the corner umps calling the lines. When you’re stationed down the line and the ball is hit over your head you have to spin to make the call. Much more difficult for an outfield ump than a third-base ump, for example. Why don’t they just go back to four? Or put the outfield umps in the seats by the foul poles?